Mitchell and his wife Susan have raised their two daughters, Megan and Morgan, in the Midcoast region of Maine, but now make their home on Southport Island, just a short drive over the swing bridge at Townsend Gut from Boothbay Harbor.
Bob Mitchell has lived and photographed in Maine for over 40 years. Mitchell’s work is well known throughout the area, through his long-time affiliation with the local newspaper, his books, and Connections Publishing, started by his wife in 1980.
To this day the element of discovery still excites me. I love the process of finding photographs. Sort of like finding the Brownie camera in Grandma’s candy drawer! There’s no end to what can be found; just more places to look, more ways to see and lots of wonderful gadgets and gizmos to experiment with. I can’t imagine a better way to pass the time and make a living.